Top 25 Facebook apps: September 2014 — King rules Facebook app landscape

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King still rules, in terms of Facebook apps. The maker of the highly addictive game Candy Crush Saga has three of the top five Facebook apps, sorted by daily active users (DAU).

While Candy Crush Saga is the top Facebook app, of course, Farm Heroes Saga is No. 2 in Facebook DAU, according to AppData. Pet Rescue Saga is No. 5.

Check below to see the full leaderboard of most popular Facebook apps.

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Top 25 Facebook apps: August 2014 — Spotify growing

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While King’s Candy Crush Saga and Farm Heroes Saga remain the most-used apps by Facebook users — according to AppData’s daily active user (DAU) estimates, the music app Spotify is growing.

Spotify has surpassed Microsoft Live to move into the top spot as the most heavily used non-game app for Facebook users.

Want to see the rest of the top Facebook apps, ranked by AppData’s DAU estimates? Look below.

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Top 25 Facebook apps: July 2014 — Samsung Galaxy skyrocketing

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As the Samsung Galaxy S5 becomes more popular (and the Galaxy S4 keeps going strong), the Facebook app for Galaxy devices is growing quickly in terms of Facebook users.

According to AppData, the app for Samsung Galaxy devices is now the 9th-most popular app, in terms of Facebook daily active users (DAU) estimates.

Here’s a look at the top 25 apps Facebook users can’t get enough of.

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Top 25 Facebook apps: June 2014 — Introducing Trivia Crack

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There’s a game rocketing up the AppData charts — and leaving Facebook users addicted. Trivia Crack, a trivia game by Argentinan developer Etermax, is also known natively as Preguntados. Facebook users are getting increasingly hooked on Trivia Crack, which had 2.7 million daily active users (DAU) a month ago, but has more than doubled it since, clocking in at 6.5 DAU today.

Last month, Trivia Crack didn’t make the top 25 leaderboard, but it has jumped all the way to No. 9, in terms of Facebook DAU, as tracked by AppData. The game is also ranked No. 14 on the Facebook MAU chart.

Wondering what other games Facebook users play regularly? Check out our leaderboard below.

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Facebook shutters Poke, Camera apps

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Facebook confirmed Monday that iOS apps Poke and Camera have been removed from the App Store.

Poke, launched December 2012, was thought of as a Snapchat competitor, but flopped early. Camera, which Facebook announced May 2012, had Instagram-like features. Now that Facebook owns Instagram, there’s less of a need for Camera.

A Facebook spokesperson explained to Inside Facebook why the company made the decision to pull the apps:

Since their launch in 2012, we’ve incorporated elements of each app into the Facebook for iOS and Android apps, including the photo upload flow used today. Neither app has been updated in some time and we’ve decided to officially end support by removing them from the app store.

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Top 25 Facebook apps: May 2014 — Candy Crush Saga melting?

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Though Candy Crush Saga still has a stranglehold on the Facebook app market, new figures from AppData show that Microsoft Live and Spotify are nibbling at the King app’s lead.

Since we tracked Facebook daily active user counts for top apps in April, Candy Crush Saga has fallen by more than 2 million DAU, while Microsoft Live and Spotify have both gained DAU values.

Clash of Clans has also been a notable riser in terms of Facebook DAU, going from No. 13 in April to No. 10 now, gaining roughly 1 million DAUs.

Wondering which Facebook apps are most popular, in terms of DAU? Check it out below.

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DataPoint: Spotify app shows strong user growth and higher engagement

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Spotify’s Facebook app has been topping AppData’s leaderboards for some time now. It’s the top gainer this week in monthly active users (MAUs), accumulating almost 1.4 million new MAUs. Spotify has over 32 million MAUs, and its DAU/MAU engagement has increased five percent in the past week.

Back in 2011, the music streaming service angered many users (and potential users) when it made Facebook Connect its only means of signing up for the platform. The company had to defend itself from the onslaught of complaints, and eventually backtracked on the policy about a year later. While the company had hoped its integration with Facebook would help boost its user base, the app’s recent growth shows that you don’t need to make Facebook the only option in order to be successful on the platform.

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DataPoint: The top Facebook developers

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King leads the pack when it comes to the top Facebook developers. According to AppData, the social gaming company had an average of 93.5 million daily active users (DAUs), giving it over 23 percent of the market in March of 2014. Microsoft had about 26.6 million DAUs in the same time frame with nearly seven percent of the market. It was followed by Zynga (18.2 million DAUs), Spotify (12.4 million DAUs) and Supercell (11.3 million DAUs).

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DataPoint: Farmville 2 lost 4M DAUs in the past year

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Poor Zynga. The once-darling of the social gaming world has been losing users for some time now, while its competitor, King, is on the upswing.

In March of 2013, Zynga’s biggest game was Farmville 2. It had over eight million daily active users (DAUs) at the time, and had 2.73 percent of the Facebook app market, according to AppData. At the same time, King’s biggest game Candy Crush Saga had about 21.5 million DAUs and 7.27 percent of the market.

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DataPoint: Clash of Clans tops Candy Crush in revenue on iOS

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Ever since March of 2013, King’s Candy Crush Saga enjoyed a consistent spot as the top-grossing app on iOS. However, the game’s reign seems to have ended. Supercell’s Clash of Clans has been the top-grossing app on iOS since February. In the past week, Clash of Clans — which has an estimated Facebook monthly active userbase of 7 million — has raked in more than$7 million in revenue, according to AppData. Candy Crush earned about $6.1 million in the same time period.

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